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Will antibiotics successfully treat pelvic inflammatory disease?

Will antibiotics successfully treat pelvic inflammatory disease?

Yes and no!: They bacteria that cause it can be killed, but the scarring and fibrosis will not be affected, if caused by silent disease, present for months. Then the problem can require surgery to attempt correction of these problems, should they exist. If pid is found, then your sexual partner need be treated , or you will ping-pong disease! also, in susceptible individuals, chlamydia can cause an arthritis! ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Is Monodox (doxycycline monohydrate) used to treat pelvic inflammatory disease?

Is Monodox (doxycycline monohydrate) used to treat pelvic inflammatory disease?

Yes: Monodox (doxycycline monohydrate) is a trade name for Doxycycline. This is very effective against Chlamydia and Gonorrhea to name a few but effective against many STIs. It is used to treat PID. As with any treatment, it is important to take the medication as directed by your physician. Most importantly, finish the medication. It is important to do so in order to preserve your fertility. ...Read more

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Can azithromycin 500mg treat PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) ?

Can azithromycin 500mg treat PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) ?

Azithromycin: Not in a single dose. Antibiotic therapy for any infection is dependent upon the sensitivity of the causative organism to the antibiotic used, the dosages and duration of therapy, the ability of the antibiotic to penetrate to the locale of the infection, and the immune status of the patient as well as the duration of the infection. Under the proper circumstances Azithromycin may be ok here. ...Read more

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Best procedure to treat a pelvic inflammatory disease ?

Best procedure to treat a pelvic inflammatory disease ?

Antibiotics: Pelvic inflammatory disease is best treated with antibiotics. Sometimes if there is a large cyst filled with pus, a complication of pelvic inflammatory disease, that has to be drained (this is called a tubo-ovarian abscess). Most pid though can be treated with antibiotics. Sometimes those antibiotics can be oral, sometimes they need to be given intravenously. Depends on severity of disease. ...Read more

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How soon should pelvic inflammatory disease be treated in girls?

Immediately: If a certain diagnosis has been made, or if there is very high concern for pid in a woman or a girl, asap is the only right time - immediately! ...Read more

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How is Pelvic inflammatory disease tested for and treated?

Culture/amribiotics: Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the Fallopian tubes caused by untreated STD like gonorrhea or chlamydia. The symptoms include discharge, pelvic pain, fever etc. If you have these symptoms you should be evaluated immediately. Untread PID can be associated with tubal scarring, infertility and ectopic pregnancy. Early treatment can prevent these complications. ...Read more

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How quickly should pelvic inflammatory disease be treated?

How quickly should pelvic inflammatory disease be treated?

See below: Any infection should be treated as soon as possible unless there is some extraneous circumstance prohibiting treatment. ...Read more

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How is pelvic inflammatory disease detected and then treated?

How is pelvic inflammatory disease detected and then treated?

By your symptoms: Pid is mosts often diagnosed clinically based on your symptoms of pelvic pain and findings on examination. It is both underdiagnosed and overdiagnosed as the symptoms can be very subtle at times. The only certain way to make this diagnosis requires minor surgery (laparoscopy) which isn't always practical. There are several treatment options in terms of antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Nguyen
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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Pid) (Definition)

Pelvic inflammatory disease is a general term for infection of the uterus lining, fallopian tubes, or ovaries. ...Read more